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QUT creates Australia’s first lithium-ion battery

20-09-2017 QUT researchers have produced Australia’s first lithium-ion battery after establishing the country’s only facility capable of such manufacturing.

What motivates men to donate sperm online? World-first QUT study

19-09-2017 A world-first QUT study into online sperm donor behaviour has revealed the importance men place on their  family, friends and the risks associated with donation, has little impact on their  motivation or psychology when choosing to donate their sperm to women they meet online.

QUT News & Events Wrap – September 18 edition

18-09-2017 Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events.  For regular updates, follow us on Twitter (@QUTmedia) and Facebook (@QUTBrisbane).  To subscribe to this wrap, please email

New study measures human-robot relations

18-09-2017 A QUT researcher is leading a new study to evaluate human-robot interactions as technology reshapes health care.

Nudge nudge, think think: why volunteering is good for you

15-09-2017 Teams from around Australia will converge on QUT this Sunday to compete in Australia’s first Nudgeathon – a behavioural change challenge to encourage more people to volunteer; not just for the sake of society but to improve their own wellbeing.

QUT announces new Vice-Chancellor

14-09-2017 QUT Chancellor Mr Tim Fairfax AC has announced the appointment of Professor Margaret Sheil AO as the university's next Vice-Chancellor, effective February 2018.

QUT graduate recognised for cancer therapy innovation

14-09-2017 A close family member’s cancer experience prompted William Mason to look at how he could improve outpatient chemotherapy delivery to help patients manage day-to-day activities more comfortably.

QUT research is behind the first 3D-printed shin bone implant

20-09-2017 QUT research and technology is behind the first ever 3D-printed shin bone implant in a young Gold Coast man to replace bone lost through an infection.

Australian consumers are still losing out in streaming media markets

13-09-2017 A new report by researchers at QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre shows that Australian consumers are still disadvantaged compared to consumers in the United States when it comes to accessing digital media.

What householders think: Digital consumers, smart homes & electricity tariff reform

12-09-2017 We love cheap Tuesday at the movies, understand off-peak bus ticket prices and have embraced Uber’s surge pricing.  But will the nation’s consumers buy into a key proposal for Australia’s electricity tariff reform plans – increased “time-of-use” electricity pricing and the associated smart meters and smart appliances of the future?


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